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    REEfS

    Responsible Environmental Education for Sustainability

    Deepen connection with nature, increase awareness and support for important conservation and climate action goals, and improve mental wellbeing through mindful nature photography and environmental education.

    “No one will protect what they don't care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced.”

    ― Sir David Attenborough

    We believe that by forming deep connections to our natural environment, we are happier, more compassionate, conserve what we love, and live sustainably.

    Through REEfS, we will use nature photography to enhance mental wellbeing, deepen connection with nature, increase awareness of local ecology and provide an avenue for artistic expression through photography. Please see our workshop brochure.

    "This we know - the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."

    - Chief Seattle

    New Zealand, like the rest of the world, is facing conservation, climate change and sustainability challenges. We want to increase awareness and inspire action, and a critical step is to connect people with nature.

    "Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better."

    - Albert Einstein

    Mental wellbeing is a growing concern. Pace of life, workplace/academic stress and technology overuse are major factors.

    Time in nature is essential for mental wellbeing. This wisdom has been part of world cultures for thousands of years and there is now a large body of scientific evidence behind this.

    "Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life."

    - Rachel Carson
     

    We are actively seeking:

    GRANTS AND DONATIONS

    INTERESTED SCHOOLS AND COMPANIES

    PARTNERS/EXPERTS in Conservation, Ecology, Science, Mental Wellbeing, Art

    ADVISORS AND INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS

    MARKETING AND FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEERS